The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 9, 1967 · Page 4
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 4

Algona, Iowa
Issue Date:
Tuesday, May 9, 1967
Page 4
Start Free Trial

don smrth THE U.S. Navy Band did it again | Thrilled everyone, including a full house of students from all over this area, at a pair of performances here last Tuesday. And 11 county high school band members got quite a charge out of sitting in with the great organization during the matinee performance. Especially great were the soloists with the band. We heard (at home) most about Gary Elliott, who played the heck out of a zylophone, and John Emrich, who son Bill said played the English post horn better than the boys at the race tracks. The Rotary Club here is to be congratulated for again bringing the band to Algona. The second trip in three years was every bit as good as the first. BRAVO 1 Read the other day that Iowa Tax Commissioner X. T. Prentis said he is "disgusted with the complexity" of the present state income tax returns — and' went on to say the return "should be so simplified that the ordinary person could make out his return without having to go to some tax expert." Now, if Mr. Prentis can just go one step further and find out a way to keep everyone from throwing the tax money away once if s collected, he'll have a big batch of friends in the state of Iowa 1 DEFINITION: Palsies - The bust money can buy 1 THE Garrigan Booster Club Banquet featured good food again this year which preceded presentation of athletic awards to all deserving athletes at the school. We enjoyed the evening as we always have — and the kind words from Beanie Cooper didn't hurt our pride any, either 1 Thanks, Beans. You've got it I ALSO had a lot of fun at the Bulldog Relays here Saturday night, April 29. Took pictures for a little while in the afternoon, then served on the timing squad during the 6:30-9:30 evening session. Gave us a chance to shoot the breeze with a group of real nice fellows between running events in the relays, etc. Yessir, Champ Martin, Arnie Hill, Fritz Nielsen, Denny Neubrand, Steve McCall, Ed Meyer et all and yours truly talked over a very diversified series of subjects - and the jokes (all of the clean variety) fell fast and heavy, too I THERE were lots of thrills, of course, as there are at any track meet, but the greatest one came when Blackman of Eagle Grove, who had already shattered the class A pole vault mark of 12-6 (which he set a year ago) with a 13 footer, attempted 13-3. He missed the first two tries. and ran down the runway for number three, the pole dropped in the slot and he started upward when it shattered. Fortunately, he went under the crossbar and landed safely on the foam rubber beyond. We're told he had broken four $70 fiber glass poles so far this season. SQUIRE: "Nell, after I die, I wish you would marry Deacon Brown." Nell: "Why so, Squire ?' Squire: "Well, the Deacon trimmed me on a horse trade once." GOT a note the other day from a couple of readers at Cleveland, Ohio, that said in part, "You and Trudy sure have a darling little girl. Must have our son meet her." Nothing like getting youngsters paired at an early age. TED Herbst called us the other day asking for some information on the "class" system used in high school sports. We knew some of the basic facts, but not all, so contacted Howie Stephenson, friendly athletic director and basketball coach at Algona High for some answers. First off, in wrestling, class AA is made up of the largest 80 schools, class A the rest ; in basketball, class AA is the largest 128 schools, with class A the rest; in track, if s also on an enrollment basis (3- year registration total for top three grades in the high school), with four classes, A A, A, B and C. Baseball is played on an open competition basis. - ? THE question of class differential for track meets every spring also came up during the conversation. It's on the basis of size of school, also. For instance, the most, recent Bulldog Relays found the six largest schools in class A, the middle six in class B and the smaller six in class C. The class A enrollments ranged from Garrigan's 343 to Spencer's 543; class B from Graettinger's 133 to Algona's 315; and class C from Lu Verne's 66 to Sentral's 127. FOR anyone who didn't make it in person to the Drake Relays, the TV videotape Sunday night was a must for track fans. The tape sputtered around quite a bit, but it was easy to see why Tuesday, May 9, 1967 Algona (la.) Upper Des Moine*—3 Jim Ryun, Kansas U*s outstanding miler (and world record holder), was named the top performer in the 2-day event. He became the first man in history to run the mile in less than four minutes, two straight days, doing it in 3:59.1 Friday (the first time under four minutes in Drake's history), then coming back with a 3: 55. 6 clocking Saturday. He's just great I "WHAT are we having for dinner f demanded the cannibal king. "A couple of spinster missionaries," said his wife. "Ugh," came the grumbled reply, "leftovers again." 214 Women At Spring Lutheran Mission Rally Two hundred fourteen ladies and pastors attended the spring rally of the Algona Zone Lutheran Women's Missionary League held at St. Paul's Lutheran church, Whittemore, on Tuesday, April 25. The theme of the rally was "The Lord Hath Helped Us Hitherto." The 25th anniversary of the L.W.M.L. was observed at the rally with a special re-dedication service. Five past zone presidents and each local president took part in the service. Rev. E. L. Wittkopf of Sioux City was the morning inspirational speaker. Mrs. Al Sump of Clarinda, president of the Iowa District West L.W.M.L. was the afternoon speaker on the history of the L.W.M.L. Noon luncheon was servQd by the Whittemore ladies. The invitation to the fall rally was given by Mrs. Lyle Ranoy, Algona. No Passengers A check at the Algona airport by the Upper Des Moines showed that as of Thursday, May 4 no passengers had been picked up here by Sky Coach, flying service which hauls passengers from smaller cities to Minneapolis and Omaha, since it went into operation April 1. "Mister, for about *4S§ a month more than a Chevy Caprice, I can put you in a full-sized «7 CHRYSLER!' *Right now. a 1967 Chrysler Newport 2-door Hardtop is priced approximately $4.05 a month moret than a comparably equipped 1967 Chevy Caprice. And that means with power steering, power brakes, radio, heater, and automatic transmission. When it's only a matter of a few dollars a month, don't settle for a small line. See us and move up to a full- size '67 Chrysler. Today. tBased on a comparison of Manufacturers' Suggested CIOAA Retail Price for a Chevy Caprice 2-door Hardtop and a Chrysler Newport 2-door Hardtop, both equipped with V-8 engine, automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, radio, and heater. Comparisons are based on one-third down and 36 monthly payments excluding other optional equipment (such as whitewall tires, deluxe wheel covers) and destination charges, state and local taxes, interest, insurance and licensing fees. CHRYSLER'67 AUTHORIZED DEALER OB CHRYSLER ""• MOTORS COTrOMTlON Percival Motors, Inc. • eoo s. Phillips, Algona, Iowa

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,200+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free